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Officer Struck While Investigating Accident

Motorcycle accident with a car

A police officer responded to the scene of an accident and was involved in a collision herself. The officer was shaken up but uninjured in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was arrested for driving under the influence.According to reports of the incident, a truck and a motorcycle collided in a northbound lane of I-75. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. An officer responding to that accident was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when she slowed her patrol car. As she slowed down, a person driving a BMW struck her...

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Crashes in Atlanta Plague Labor Day

Motorcycle accident on road at night

Labor Day began with several crashes in the Atlanta metro area. Crashes resulted in death and severe injury, and had officers scrambling to keep up with accident investigations. The accidents began just before 2 a.m. and continued into the evening.According to reports, the first accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. A motorcyclist was traveling on I-75/I-85 when he was struck by another vehicle. Officers said that the motorcyclist was speeding just prior to the crash. The driver was ejected from his bike and killed on the scene. That crash caused two other motorcycles to crash and traffic on the highway was...

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Bystanders Save Rider Following Motorcycle Accident

truck with straw

Three people have been labeled as heroes in Atlanta following a motorcycle accident earlier in August. The crash occurred on Georgia Highway 101 in Paulding County.The driver of the motorcycle says that he doesn't remember the accident. He also doesn't remember the moments leading right up to the crash. What he does know is that he's seen pictures of the wreck and is thanking the three witnesses who immediately rushed to him to save his life.According to a police report, there was a truck driver hauling hay that pulled in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle did...

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Dirt Bikes Versus Car Proves Fatal

Motocross riders lined up before start on the race

An accident involving two dirt bikes and a passenger vehicle proved fatal, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating. The accident occurred just before 7:30 p.m. on July 23. No other persons involved in the accident sustained injury.According to reports, Atlanta police were patrolling the area in a concentrated manner. They located the accident on Campbellton Road. The dirt bikes were operating in a careless and reckless manner. They ran traffic lights and stop signs. They also drove on sidewalks and on the wrong side of the roadway.A passenger vehicle was attempting to make a left turn and the...

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Road Atlanta Worker Struck by Motorcycle

Motorcycle leaning into a fast corner on highway

A worker for Road Atlanta, a racing track near Braselton, was struck by a motorcycle last week. The woman had been with the safety division for nearly 20 years at the time of the accident. She was a popular fixture, even earning the nickname "Turn 7 Girl" from fellow workers and fans.The woman's job included flagging and directing people toward safety. Racing is known to be dangerous, but it has gotten safer in recent years, says the track President Geoff Lee. He is also the general manager for Road Atlanta. Tributes to the woman began to appear on social media...

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Motorcycle Collides with Bus in Atlanta

motorcyclist in black riding his super sport motorcycle

Officers from the Atlanta Police Department are investigating a motorcycle versus bus accident that occurred in late May. The motorcycle hit a MARTA bus at approximately 4:30 p.m.According to reports of the incident, the accident took place in the 2500 block of Jonesboro Road. It appeared that the motorcycle was traveling north on the road and the MARTA bus was traveling south. The motorcyclist was behind a slower-moving vehicle and attempted to pass the vehicle, despite the double-yellow line indicating a no-passing zone.When the man passed the vehicle, he ran head-on into the MARTA bus. Emergency responders arrived on scene to...

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Multiple Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

Two motorbikes driving in nature

Multiple motorcycles were involved in an accident Saturday on Highway 411 in Bartow County. The accident occurred just after noon and left two people with serious injuries. One person was airlifted to a local hospital, and a second person was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta. A third victim in the accident suffered minor injuries, as did a fourth and fifth victim.While these five people were treated for injuries, numerous other riders and passengers were involved but refused medical treatment. Officials are not saying what caused the accident, nor are they saying why so many motorcycles were involved. It is...

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Motorcycle Rider Victim of Atlanta’s Problem Roadways

Closeup Rear wheel of Bigbike motorcycle at the city street

Strange things have been happening to the roadways in Atlanta lately. The most recent victim is a motorcyclist that was thrown into the air when a part of Interstate 20 buckled upwards, sending the man into the air and his motorcycle down the road.According to reports, the accident occurred on April 17 and, as a result, the westbound section of highway was closed. Initially, officials said that an underground gas leak had caused the road to buckle. After further investigation, fire officials said that there were crews in the area pumping concrete into abandoned gas lines. The lines were under the...

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Reviewing Motorcycle Safety in Atlanta

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There are few things that equal the excitement of driving down the highway on two wheels with the wind blowing over your body and the hum of your wheels on the pavement. There has been an increase in motorcycles on the road in Georgia, and both the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia State Patrol have made public efforts in increasing safety for riders across Atlanta and elsewhere. Law enforcement and government agencies began a program of motorcycle safety courses and presentations several years ago.Motorcycle safety presentations are offered at schools, civic clubs and other public places. The...

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